Libertarian vice presidential candidate Jim Gray to speak in Mt. Washington on Monday

07/31/2012 03:25 PM

Kentucky is finally getting some presidential attention — just not from President Barack Obama or his Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

Jim Gray, a former California trial court judge who is running on the Libertarian Party’s presidential ticket, will speak at a public event at a Mount Washington business on Monday, said Ed Martin, the former libertarian candidate for Congress in Louisville.

Gray — no relation to the Lexington mayor of the same name — will spend 45 minutes starting at 8:30 a.m. Monday at Martin’s company, Marco Die Supplies at 917 Landis Lane in Mount Washington.

Gray is running with former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson on the libertarian ticket. That ticket hasn’t qualified yet to be on the ballot in Kentucky. The deadline to file petitions with 5,000 signatures is Aug. 14.

Martin said Gray will be visiting Cincinnati over the weekend and wanted to campaign in Kentucky. Otherwise, the Bluegrass State has seen little of the other other presidential candidates. Romney attended a private fund-raiser for his campaign at the home of Papa John’s founder John Schnatter in April. And Michelle Obama raise money for her husband’s campaign in Lousiville earlier this year.

“We’re getting a visit from a vice presidential candidate and we didn’t have to raise millions to get him here,” Martin said.

Gray also is scheduled to do an interview with WHAS-84 radio host Mandy Connell at 10 a.m. Monday.


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